The new members of the board include:

Area 2: Bill Davis, owner and operator of Chimney Rock Cattle Co. along with his wife, Gail, in Concord, Arkansas. Having never owned any brand of cattle other than Brangus, Bill is very familiar with both the purebred and commercial aspects of the breed. Bill said the cattle industry is in the middle of record setting times, and no other breed has more potential for growth than Brangus.

Area 3: Cody Gariss was elected to serve a second term in area three. Gariss is a third generation cattleman and co-owns and operates his family’s diversified cattle operation in Lamar, Missouri. The Gariss Ranch consists of about 50 registered Brangus cows, more than 400 commercial Brangus females, and, in addition, markets nearly 1,000 yearlings annually. Gariss graduated with honors from Missouri State University in 2005 with a degree in Animal Science.

Area 7: Mike Kammerer, along with his wife, Judy, own and operate Red Bird Meadows in Montgomery County, Texas. Mike has a passion for the cattle industry that stems from his involvement as a young man with one of the largest registered Angus and quarter horse ranches in Colorado. He spent all of his spare time at the ranch learning as much as he could about the operation while cultivating a dream of one day owning his own cattle ranch. Kammerer purchased his first registered Brangus cattle in 2001 and has grown the herd substantially since then both in numbers and quality.

Area 11: Edward “Eddy” Roberts was raised on the family farm in the Suwanee River Valley in northern Florida where his great grandfather settled in the early 1860s, only three miles from where Roberts and his wife, Mary, currently reside. The farm became a family operated business in 1972 and W.E.T. Farms was established, representing each stakeholder in its name, Walter, Eddy and Ted. Roberts is now the sole survivor and operator of the farm.  end mark


—From International Brangus Breeders Association news release